The Environmental Studies Program is committed to mentoring students on internship opportunities that relate to their studies and areas of research. We do this through providing in-house internship advising with our ES Coordinator, administering an ES internship stipend program, distribution of internship opportunities through our website and via our weekly newsletter, cultivation of internship opportunities with external organizations and Colby alumni, and maintenance of a database where past ES students have interned.
Upcoming Internship Opportunities
National Zoo/Colby College Summer 2019 Internship in One Health
The One Health concept rests on the foundational belief that human health cannot be divorced from the health of animals and the environment. The One Health concept seeks to incorporate the skills and knowledge of professionals and organizations in the areas of human health, animal health, environmental science, and conservation into a holistic approach to human health. This internship, is an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Department of Nutrition Science, the Department of Wildlife Health Sciences, and the Conservation Ecology Center, and will center around three core activities: clinical nutrition and animal health, laboratory-based investigations of animal nutrition, and human public health research in the area of maternal and child health. More information and application details can be found below. Deadline is March 11th.
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences has four internship openings for Colby College students to intern during the summer of 2019. Science students (and rising seniors, in particular) are encouraged to apply to Bigelow’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. In addition to federal funding available to all US undergraduates, 2 intern positions are specifically funded for Colby students. In 2019 these interns will be mentored by Ben Twining and Doug Rasher on projects focused on ocean iron cycling and kelp ecology, respectively. Application details are available here. Application deadline is February 15.
Colby and Bigelow jointly fund an internship focused on creative communications to increase public awareness and understanding of ocean research. The selected student will gain broad, hands-on experience with the Laboratory’s communications initiatives. The most successful interns bring strong skills in one or more technical areas of communications, such as videography and photography, where they can make their primary contributions. In addition to the core projects, the internship offers opportunities to gain experience with public events, social media, messaging, writing, project management, and more. The 2019 internship dates are May 28 through August 2. The selected student will receive a stipend and free housing in our new student residence hall on our East Boothbay campus. To apply, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 17 and include your resume, letter of interest, and three relevant work samples.
Colby and Bigelow also jointly fund an internship for a student interested in applying computer science and programming knowledge to scientific problems using high performance computers and/or writing web applications. More information and how to apply for the 2019 computer science summer internship at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is available here. Applications due March 1.
Hannah Farm, founded in 2016 as a way for B.GOOD (a Boston based fast-casual restaurant founded by two Colby alumni) to give back to the Boston community through making healthy, fresh food more accessible, educating youth on how their food is grown and a unique platform for engaging with customers. In the past two seasons, Hannah Farm has grown over 20,000 lbs of produce (75% of which has been donated), hosted 350+ volunteers and engaged over 75 youth from Camp Harbor View in Farm Club. Hannah Farm is looking for a farm hand intern for the summer of 2019. A detailed job description can be found here.
The Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park has openings for Colby College students to intern during the summer of 2019 working on multiple projects examining global change impacts to ecosystems in Acadia National Park. Schoodic Institute works to advance ecosystem science and learning for all ages through its unique partnership with Acadia National Park. From its Acadia National Park campus, the Institute engages scientists, educators, students, and the public in research and learning.
Mook Sea Farm, Walpole, ME
A Sampling of ES Majors and Their Internships
|Alex Churchill ’18 SANCOOB saves seabirds (Read more)||Jack Sears ’17 National Institutes of Health: National Cancer Institute, Experimental Pathology Laboratory, Bethesda, Maryland(Read more)|
|Ben Semmes ’17 Vermont Energy Investment Corp. Burlington, VT(Read more)||Jessica Batchelder ‘17 The Nature Conservancy (NH), Newmarket, NH(Read more)|
|Christina Thomas ’17 Humara Bachpan Campaign, Delhi, India (Read more)||Rebecca Chmiel ’17 Notre Dame Department of Biological Sciences (Read more)|
|Albertha Ladina ’17 Oceana, Moneterey California (Read more)||
Wes Zebrowski ’18 Maine Audubon (Read more)
The first stop when students are considering summer internships within their field of interest, should be with the ES Coordinator, Lindsey Cotter-Hayes. Lindsey is available for appointments to advise on resume building, selecting an internship that matches academic interests, for help in connecting with various environmental agencies, and other non-academic advising. You can find Lindsey in Diamond 110b or at email@example.com.
Internship Announcements and Information
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